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Pearls of Alsace
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Departure from Strasbourg

All year round on request and depending on availability at time of booking

Hours

From 09:30 to 18:30

Duration

09:00

510
   
Total: 510

Description

Pick up in Strasbourg and depart for the beautiful town of Colmar. Described by Frommer's as "one of the most attractive towns in Alsace," Colmar is situated in east-central France, in a border region that was once disputed between France and Germany. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum with the Issenheim Altarpiece. Your tour will certainly lead you to the "Maison des Tetes", an outstanding German Renaissance building and to the Little Venice neighborhood where gorgeous half timbered houses are lined along the Lauch River. Other significant landmarks include the Koifhus, the Pfister house, Saint Martin church, the covered market and so much more.


Then, depart for the most beautiful village of Eguisheim. Surrounded by vineyards, the narrow and concentric streets highlight the architectural merits of its half-timbered houses, lovingly decorated with flowers. After a walk in the village participate in a wine tasting session to discover the world renowned Alsace wines in a typical winery.


Your tour then continues on to the beautiful town of Riquewihr. Surrounded by ramparts, the village has been very fortunate to survive war and destruction. Its tiny streets, fortified walls and old houses have preserved their 16C splendor virtually intact, making for remarkable architectural harmony. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.


After lunch you will follow the breathtaking Alsace ‘Wine Route’. Located between the Rhine valley and the Vosges mountain range, the 60 year old route winds across the slopes for more than 170 kms. The itinerary leads across rows of undulating, vine covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower decked houses clustered around the local church steeple.


Finally, reach Haut Koenigsbourg castle. Here, follow your guide for a tour of this mighty fortress that overlooks the valley. Built in 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position controlling the wine and wheat routes to the North and the salt route that came from the East. After the visit return to Strasbourg.


Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Guided walking tour of Colmar
2. Visit of Eguisheim village
3. Wine tasting in a typical caveau
4. Visit of Riquewirh
5. Follow the Alsace wine route
6. Visit of Haut Koenigsbourg castle
7. English speaking driver guide
8. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
9. Bottled water in the minivan
10. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance and expenses
2. Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
3. Gratuities for the driver/guide
4. Entrance fees to monuments & attractions

Meeting point

Pick up at your hotel in Strasbourg (when applicable)

Pick up information

Pick up at your hotel in Strasbourg (when applicable)


Return at your hotel

Additional information

Additional information

- This tour involves long distance walks, cobblestone streets and stairs that can be challenging
- Maximum 8 passengers per tour
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible



Price information

- Program and Prices are listed as a guide only
- Indicated price is per minivan (not per person)
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français